TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
A HEART TO LOVE
29th August 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Luke 10:27(NKJV)
So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
When you encounter situations where it feels more natural to do the opposite of love, pray about it and let the Spirit of God help you and express love through you.
Let go of self because it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure(Philippians 2:13).
It is God not you.
If you don’t have a will in the first place, there woud never be a way.
Choose to say today- I’m going to love no matter what!
You’ve been given a heart to love!
For many of us, this is a real battle and you should know that your peace is tied to this.
Love the brethren. Love your neighbour.
Love him. Love her.
Many of you have parents, siblings, friends that you need to forgive.
A pastor once said, “A man who is not forgiving is like a man who is drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.”
Does it make sense?
If you don’t forgive, you can’t run fast because you are carrying weight on yourself.
Even our Lord Jesus knew. That’s why He could say, “Father forgive them….” (Luke 23:34)
Are there situations or relationships where you’ve allowed self affect your loving others?
-I believe in the good news of the gospel. That in the giving of Jesus, I am now a beneficiary of God’s grace.
-The gospel is the grace of God. I am thankful for the grace of God.
-I have come into a progressive revelation of all that the grace of God reveals.
-The cross is the proof of God’s love for me.
-I am secure in my identity as a believer so my love is not a function of others. I love because of who I am.
-I find it easy to love. Love is my identity so I express it. I refuse to reduce my identity to nothing.
-I don’t love from self. It is never about glory or satisfaction for me rather it is the love of God shining through.
-The love I express embodies what the Holy Spirit works in me. I have received a heart to love and I love from that place.
-I am going to love no matter what.
-I refuse to hold onto unforgiveness. I let go and I forgive.
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